Replacing Your Shoes Can Relieve your Plantar Fasciitis

Working can be time consuming. As an employee you may find that you have a hard time balancing home, work and errands. Many people face this balancing act every day. No one is perfect and as such, some of the most important little things get set aside to be done another time. One of these little things could be replacing your shoes.

Simply replacing your shoes on a regular basis can help prevent plantar fasciitis and its associated pain. Don’t just let it become an afterthought - prevent it now.

Well-fitting shoes with ample padding are extremely beneficial to those with plantar fasciitis. If the arch of the shoe is falling and the soles are wearing out, then the foot is no longer being supported. If the foot has no support, then it also has no shock absorption. Improper foot alignment and bone and joint problems can occur due to worn out shoes.

Shoes should grip the heel tightly, the forefoot area should be wide and allow movement, the inner shoes should be straight from heel to toe and there should be some type of fastening across the arch to prevent over-pronation of the feet. If your shoe does not do one of the things mentioned above, it is time for a new pair.

If you are going to buy new shoes to help improve your foot health, consider doing so after work. At the end of the day your feet are at their most swollen due to their use throughout the day. Because of this, you will buy shoes that will fit your foot best. Also, be sure to walk around in the shoes to feel their whole effect. If the shoe is not immediately comfortable, put it back and try again.

Are you constantly on your feet? Does your forefoot and arch ache? Is it worse in the morning but better as the day progresses? Are you having a hard time getting mobile again? If you are suffering then it is time to pick up the phone and place a call. Achilles Foot and Ankle Surgery, PC located in Martins Ferry, Ohio and St. Clairsville, Ohio, as well as Wheeling West Virginia, can help. There podiatrist Dr. Bruce G. Blank and his highly trained team can help treat your plantar fasciitis. Call 740-633-4188 or make an appointment online today.